Labor Unions

It’s Hump Day! Sam speaks with Ari Tolany, research consultant for Women for Weapons Trade Transparency, to discuss her recent piece that she co-authored in In These Times entitled “How Israel Got an Endless Supply of U.S.-Made Smart Bombs.” Then, Sam speaks with Andi Dymond, member of the contract bargaining team for the Columbia College Chicago Faculty Union, to discuss […]
Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with writer and labor organizer Mindy Isser to discuss the United Auto Workers (UAW) calling for a ceasefire in the Israel/Gaza conflict. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the US vetoing a UN ceasefire resolution while sending more bombs to Israel, Biden’s dropping poll numbers in Georgia and Michigan, the […]
It’s News Day Tuesday! Sam is back with Emma to break down the biggest headlines of the day. First, they run through updates on Biden’s decision to join the UAW on the picket line, Trump’s anti-union event in Michigan, the Supreme Court’s rejection of Alabama’s gerrymander, Kevin McCarthy’s crisis in the House, Bob Menendez’s corruption, climate […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam speaks with David Dayen, executive editor at the American Prospect, to round up the week in news. Then, Sam speaks with Shunte Sanders Beasley, former vice president of UAW Local 869 and worker at the Stellantis Stamping Plant in Warren, Michigan to discuss the UAW strike against the Big 3 automakers that started today. First, Sam […]
It’s Hump Day! Sam and Emma speak with Dr. Jiaying Zhao, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, to discuss her recent research into the benefits of guaranteed cash transfers, and how they can help reduce homelessness. Then, they’re joined by actor Shaan Sharma, member of the SAG-AFTRA negotiating committee, to discuss the […]
It’s News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma run through updates on the GOP’s Government shutdown, Alabama’s racial gerrymander, Trump’s Co-Defendants, Texas’ crackdown on free will, Ken Paxton’s potential impeachment, and the Georgia DA’s indictment of 61 ‘Cop City’ protestors on RICO charges, before diving into the UAW’s upcoming labor action just nine days ahead of […]
It’s Hump Day! Sam and Emma speak with Moe Tkacik, investigations editor at The American Prospect, to discuss her recent suite of pieces in this month’s issue on the U.S. healthcare system. Then, they’re joined by Nicole Cyrille, member of the SAG-AFTRA negotiating committee, to discuss the recent developments in the strike and what to […]
It’s Hump Day! Sam speaks to Mila Wade, a Louisville area Starbucks worker, who participated in recent store shutdowns in conjunction with workers at Sunergos Coffee.  Then, they are joined by Guardian environmental reporter Oliver Milman to discuss his recent piece “‘Double Agents: Fossil-Fuel Lobbyists Work for US Groups Trying to Fight Climate Crisis.” First, Sam […]
It’s a JAM PACKED Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene, Contributing Editor at the New Republic and host of the Politics of Everything podcast, to round up the week in news. Then, they’re joined by actor and SAG-AFTRA member Andrew Leeds to discuss the most recent vote by the union to authorize a strike. And […]
It’s Hump Day! Sam and Emma discuss some of the biggest stories of the week, including (of course) Trump’s arraignment in Miami yesterday. Then, they’re joined by Dr. Titi Afolabi, resident physician in internal medicine at Mass General Brigham (MGB), to discuss the MGB resident physicians recently winning their National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election. First, Sam and Emma […]